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Careers at ShortStack


ShortStack is a digital marketing SaaS company based in Reno, NV. We offer competitive salaries, good benefits, a fun place to work and a laid-back atmosphere. If this sounds like a good fit for you, we’d love for you to join our work family.

Email your resume or any questions to jobs@shortstack.com.

Web Designer

This will be your favorite job.

ShortStack is a small and agile company that has focused on one successful SAAS product (online contesting) for the past 10 years. We cater to customers of various sizes, including nationally-recognized brands. Most of our customers are self-serve, but we also build custom campaigns.

Because we’re small, there is only one boss and no managers. This means there is no corporate ladder to climb (or fall from). We work hard. We have fun. Our employees love working here. Our office is located in downtown Reno, a block away from the Truckee River and within walking distance of bars and restaurants. Both the building and our office are dog-friendly. Remote work is allowed, but we also value in-person collaboration, so we currently ask our employees to come to the office at least three days a week.

As our only full-time web designer, you’ll have a number of responsibilities, but also lots of opportunities to express your creativity. We’ll train you to use our platform and then you’ll use that experience to build campaigns for our customers, work with our developers to suggest UI/UX improvements to our platform and oversee the design of our main website.

Responsibilities

  • Design and build landing pages, contests and other web campaigns for ShortStack clients, using the ShortStack platform.
  • Work with other members of the custom build team, as well as clients, to ensure client expectations are met.
  • Oversee website design and development for shortstack.com.
  • Create graphics for various marketing initiatives like social media, emails and blog posts.
  • Provide UI design for the ShortStack platform, including creating prototypes for new features, suggesting improvements to existing features and assisting the engineering team to ensure the ShortStack platform has a consistent look and feel.
  • Suggest new features that will benefit our users.
  • Establish and promote brand/design guidelines, best practices and standards.

Requirements

  • Proven work experience as a web designer.
  • Demonstrable graphic design skills with a strong portfolio.
  • Proficiency with Photoshop, Illustrator and other graphic design software.
  • Proficiency in HTML and CSS (Javascript experience is a plus, but not required).
  • Strong problem solving and communication skills.
  • Show an interest in the latest web design, UI and UX trends.
  • A design degree is a plus.
  • WordPress experience is a plus.

We offer a competitive salary based on your work experience, health insurance, a retirement plan, untracked vacation time, flexible hours and a well-stocked kitchen. ShortStack is an equal opportunity employer.

We will do our best to review each resume in a timely manner. We can only guarantee responses to those applicants who will be invited to an interview.

Software Engineer

Are you an experienced full stack web developer looking for a small team where you can make a big impact? We want you on our team! Familiarity with our technology stack is helpful (see below), but not required.

We’re used to remote work given the pandemic, but nothing quite beats in-person interaction (even if it is from 6 feet away with a mask on).

What to Expect Working at ShortStack

  • You’ll work on all areas of our online contesting platform, including architecting new features and DevOps. You will have the freedom to pursue your own ideas for our product.
  • All developers pitch in with support issues, but you will have almost no direct contact with customers (we have a great customer service team that handles customer contacts).
  • You might be asked to sit in on phone calls or meetings with potential clients to help close a deal, but this is rare and won’t happen until you know our platform well.

Our Technology Stack

Server

  • Linux
  • Docker
  • Rails
  • MySQL
  • Redis
  • Elasticsearch
  • Jenkins

Client

  • Vue (primary/current framework)
  • React, Knockout, Angular (each is used in an older component of our app)

AWS Services Used

  • EC2
  • ECS
  • S3/Cloudfront
  • Route 53
  • SQS/SNS